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Villages of Dordogne - Private Tour

Villages of Dordogne - Private Tour

4 hours From
AU$450 Per Group
 
  • Tour Type
    Private tour Private tour
  • France Region
    Dordogne
  • Duration
    4 hours
  • Tour Code
    OPH-18-4654
  • Capacity
    8 passengers
  • Operating Days
    Daily
4 hours From
AU$450 Per Group
 
  • Tour Type
    Private tour Private tour
  • France Region
    Dordogne
  • Duration
    4 hours
  • Tour Code
    OPH-18-4654
  • Capacity
    8 passengers
  • Operating Days
    Daily
Description 
  • Tour Highlights
    Escorted tourEscorted tour Experienced private English speaking guideInclusionInclusion Hotel pick-up & drop-offTransportationTransportation Transportation in an air-conditioned minibus/van

Summary

This half-day private tour will take you to the most beautiful villages of the country. The tour will head to the villages of Domme, Beynac and La Roque-Gageac that you will visit with your guide. You might also enjoy a very pleasant boat ride on the river Dordogne a UNESCO Biosphere reserve since 2012.

First, drive to the beautiful village of Domme. With its trapezoid city plan, Domme is a bastide (a fortified medieval town) adapted to the surrounding terrain, and thus falling short of the rectangular city plan characteristic to Bastides. The village is classified as one of the "Plus Beaux Villages de France" ("The Most Beautiful Villages of France"). In 1307, Knight Templars were imprisoned in Domme while during the Hundred Years' War, the town was coveted by the English who first took it in 1347 and repeatedly changed rulers throughout the war until 1437 when it finally fell under French rule again.

Then drive to La Roque Gageac and enjoy a peaceful cruise on the the Dordogne River on board an authentic Gabarre to admire mighty castles that line the river. You can also discover the Gardens of La Roque that benefit from micro-climate conditions and where local vegetation stands alongside more exotic plants such as Banana trees, agave and Bougainvillea flowers.

Finally, reach Beynac to admire the village and the Castle. This Middle Ages construction, with its austere appearance, is perched on top of a limestone cliff, dominating the town and the north bank of the Dordogne River. The castle was built from the 12th century by the barons of Beynac (one of the four baronies of Périgord) to close the valley. The sheer cliff face being sufficient to discourage any assault from that side, the defenses were built up on the plateau: double crenelated walls, double moats, one of which was a deepened natural ravine, double barbican.

After the tour, return to Sarlat.

Inclusions

  • Guided walking tour of the villages
  • English speaking driver guide
  • Transportation in a comfortable and fully equipped minivan
  • Bottled water in the minivan
  • Free Wifi access on board

Exclusions

  • Personal expenses
  • Meals and drinks
  • Entrance fees to monuments, museums or attractions
  • Gratuities for the driver/guide

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